Opening Reception

The Charleston International Airport will sponsor the opening reception at the Airport from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. There will not be an awards luncheon this year, instead the awards will be announced during the reception.

A membership meeting will be held from 3pm – 4pm prior to the opening reception.

Accommodation Information

Click here to see a list of hotels that are close by the airport.

Details will be added shortly.

Awards Luncheon Registration
Digital Show Entry

2017 Nationwide Digital Show Entry

Entry is open May 10 – July 28  (been extended to August 18)

This first time watermedia digital show is open to artists nationwide.  The entry fee is $55 for non-members.  There is no time limit on when the artwork was created.

The entries will be submitted digitally through CaFe.  The judge will use the digital images to decide the winners.

After the thirty award winners are selected, the top ten winners will be contacted to ship or bring their entry or a giclee print to be on display from October 7 – November 25 at the Charleston International Airport in Charleston, SC.  A digital display at the airport will show the 30 winners and the other entries.

The other entries will also be available online for viewing.


  •  We will be using CaFE’ (Call For Entry), a website designed for art events, in order to streamline our processes and to be able to provide entrants and jurors with a positive experience.

Applying to the Call for Entry

  •  Detailed instructions are available for preparing and uploading your images, and is a three-stage process. ALL steps must be completed to submit.
  • To register (create a profile) and apply go to:  and click on “How to Apply”.
  • Create a Portfolio -Upload work samples, they’ll be available for you to include in your applications.  Note: Only JPEGs up to 5MB with a minimum of 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • Apply to Calls-A link to a list of calls is available. Please search for SC Watermedia Society National Digital Show.
  • Select SCWS and follow the process. 


  • The entry fee is $55.
  • SCWS member entry fee is waived. You will need to enter the coupon code sent to you by email to receive your discount at checkout.

Steps for artists to use the coupon:

  1. Review application – make sure media are correct
  2. Go to Checkout page
  3. Select name of call to which you are applying (orange box)
  4. Click “Re-calculate” button
  5. Enter coupon code into coupon box (you will receive this by email)
  6. Click “Re-calculate” button
  7. Proceed to Check out

Image Requirements for all images in CaFE

  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum

If you have questions please contact SCWS Executive Director Katie Koon at or call 803-269-9899.

Join us in 2017.

Details will be added shortly.

Accommodation Information

Details will be added shortly.

Awards Luncheon Registration

Exhibition Online Entry Form

The Annual Exhibition will return in 2018.  Only South Carolina Watermedia Society Member may enter the exhibition.

There are strict artwork, entry and procedure requirements for entry and participation in the Exhibition. Please become familiar with these requirements by following the link below.

Eligibility and Procedure Requirements